Received: 18 December 2017
I make this submission to your review of Port 43 WHOIS.
I support the right to ongoing access to Port 43 WHOIS as I find this a most useful and speedy method of locating domain name registrant and other contact information. It is preferable to Web page access as it is a simple technical lookup, without web page bloat and dross, or CAPCHA access, or offers to sell me other available domain names etc.
I do however understand that the harvesting of information is now a major issue, and that something needs to be done to address this. My suggestion is that Port 43 access be granted to specific applicants who want to use this service, and that their access be terminated if they abuse their access privileges.